Person:John Custis (1)

John Parke Custis
b.27 Nov 1754
  1. John Parke Custis1754 - 1781
  2. Martha "Patsy" Custis1755 - 1773
m. 03 Feb 1774
  1. Eliza Parke CustisAbt 1775 -
  2. Martha Parke Custis1777 - 1854
  3. Eleanor Parke 'Nellie' Custis1779 - 1852
  4. George Washington Parke Custis, Esq.1781 - 1857
Facts and Events
Name John Parke Custis
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Nov 1754
Marriage 03 Feb 1774 "Mt Airy", Marylandto Eleanor 'Nellie' Calvert
Death[1] 5 Nov 1781 Yorktown, York, Virginia, United States
Reference Number? Q1701323?


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John Parke Custis (27 November 1754 – 5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter, the son of Martha Washington and stepson of George Washington.

Records of John Parke Custis

  • Deed, 25 October 1779, for 1380 acres of land and 600 acres of marsh in King and Queen County from John Parke Custis and Eleanor his wife, to James Henry of Accomack County, [Virginia]. Recorded in Williamsburg 26 October 1779. 2 p., copy.

Information on John Parke Custis

John Parke "Jacky" CUSTIS 1755 - 5 Nov 1781 ID Number: I18806



BIRTH: 1755 DEATH: 5 Nov 1781, Yorktown RESOURCES: See: [S753] [S1241] Father: Daniel Parke CUSTIS Mother: Martha DANDRIDGE 1st Lady of US

Family 1 : Eleanor "Nellie" CALVERT MARRIAGE: 3 Feb 1774, "Mt Airy" Maryland

Eliza Parke CUSTIS 
Martha Parke CUSTIS 

+George Washington Parke CUSTIS +Eleanor Parke "Nellie" CUSTIS Notes

He was enlisted only a few days when he died on November 5, 1781 of "camp fever." Died of disease while at Yorktown with Gen. Washington. He was sent to King's College in New York. While there, he met Eleanor "Nelly" Calvert and they got engaged. Soon after he had left for New York, Patsy died at the age of 17. Martha was devastated, but told Jacky to remain in school. By December, Jacky wanted to return to Mt. Vernon, and on the way, on February 3, 1774, Jacky and Nelly were wed at Nelly's home Mt. Airy in Maryland, before heading further south.

Jacky and Nelly had six children: Eliza Parke Custis, Martha Parke Custis, Eleanor Parke Custis, a set of twins who died and George Washington Parke Custis. Nelly was in poor health after the birth of her own Nelly and as a result, the young baby was sent to Mt. Vernon to be nursed. With the birth and death of the twins and the subsequent birth of George Washington Parke Custis, he joined his sister at Mt. Vernon.


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